Our proposals

The proposed development includes:

  • a wharf with cranes and berthing points for up to three ships;
  • a storage area to temporarily store the incoming RDF bales from ships pending processing;
  • a processing facility to prepare the feedstock to a consistent specification, including storage silos. The processing facility will also separate out any recyclable metals, glass and other inert material that were not originally removed by the householder;
  • conveyors for transferring the incoming RDF bales, and the processed material;
  • three gasification units and steam turbine generators that will generate power, which will then be exported to the National Grid via an onsite grid connection and substation;
  • a lightweight aggregate manufacturing plant to process the residues from the gasification process into an aggregate product;
  • infrastructure required for carbon capture, allowing a proportion of the carbon dioxide (CO2) from the gasification facility to be captured and converted to high grade CO2 for off-site industrial use;
  • a storage area for loading of the lightweight aggregate onto a ship for removal from the site; and
  • associated infrastructure (including the visitor centre, car parking, onsite roads, site surfacing, site security, fencing and site control centre) and welfare facilities.

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